Mike Brown Recovering After Hand Surgery

During his judge’s decision loss to Rani Yahta at UFC Fight for the Troops 2 Mike Brown tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his left hand and last Wednesday he underwent surgery on it in an attempt to repair the damage. The injury took place in the opening frame and Brown has said that it made gripping with that hand impossible during the bout. No word was given on when he may be able to return to the Octagon. He only said that he plans to take some time off, recover, and come up with a new game plan in hopes to stopping this current skid that he is on.

Brown, the former WEC Featherweight champion and the man Jose Aldo beat for the belt that he now wears, has lost four out his last six bouts. He’s even already lost two in the 2011 calender year. The first came at UFC 125 to Diego Nunes as he lost via split decision. Then, eager to redeem himself in the eyes of the UFC, he took another fight just three weeks later against Yahta. That one was seen as a less successful outing for him and he lost it via unanimous decision. All indications are that UFC plans to keep him on and that he will get another opportunity to leave his mark in the organization.

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